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Did you hear what those fools said on the radio over at 105.7 The Fan?

Posted on 27 September 2015 by Nestor Aparicio

 

 

“All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can’t tell one note from another.”

– Keith Richards

 

 

SO, I SUPPOSE YOU’VE HEARD the big news that WNST “doesn’t take phone calls anymore.” In the midst of this ugly 0-3 start for the Baltimore Ravens, this is a perfect time for an illustration of the difference between “them” and “us” in the world of local sports radio and media information in 2015.

Who do you go to for news, information and analysis? And who do you trust? And where do you ever truly learn anything about the team or sports or strategy?

I’m guessing if you’re an intelligent, thinking Baltimore sports fan, the format at 105.7 The Fan this week will be like nails on a chalkboard. Wall to wall bitching, 24 hours a day and all fueled by the people who know the least about the team. You know, kinda like what you see at the bottom of the toilet on your Twitter feed.

I hear and read and see a lot of garbage about WNST and 105.7 The Fan ­­–­ contrasts, comparisons, scuttlebutt and nonsense that isn’t really unique in any publicly competitive environment – and it’s far past the time that I finally said something about my upstart “competitor” down the FM dial.

I get paid to be honest and tell you what I think and this is a topic that I’m actually a supreme expert on – sports radio and local media. And let’s be honest: everything they’ve ever done over at the corporate CBS Radio monster was a rip off and a cheap imitation of WNST from the beginning.

So this missive is actually long overdue. It’s time for a report card.

At 105.7 The Fan, they spend their whole public lives judging the work of athletes so as the Bruno Tonioli of this dance, this is a one-time expression of what I think of their “art” and ethics and journalism.

So, here it is:

I’ve had a year now of being back on the radio 24 hours a day, doing the best and most intelligent sports conversations in the marketplace. I’m entering my 25th year of doing sports radio better than anyone in Baltimore has ever done it. And, yes, we’ll be throwing a party in December.

Swimming behind the murky scenes in the media world of sharks and snakes, I’ve dealt with the low blows and insults of WJZ TV corporate poohbah Jay Newman, dealt with the emergence of a New York-driven corporate entity led by radio poohbah Bob Philips attacking my brand over the past decade with various lies and a heinous and baseless lawsuit from one of his pathetic former employees that was designed to get publicity for a lazy media member looking for a cheap headline. All of this “Walmart-style” business as usual from out-of-town corporate monoliths while adjusting to a changing marketplace in the volatile space of modern media during the worst recession in our history.

I also watched my wife battle for her life last year and survive to inspire me to save more lives. I wrote about the changes in my life then – and now. I’m a very happy guy. My life is fantastic and my future is as bright as it’s ever been.

Honestly, having 105.7 around simply shows off how good our work is at WNST.net.

A few of my former hosts, whom I literally plucked from the street and put on the radio to give them their biggest opportunity in life, are over there or elsewhere – where they belong – as I outlined last month.

I’m still very happy about that.

And I’m still here at little WNST, where I’ve been since 1998 as the last local, independent voice in a wilderness of corporate media greed, corruption and stench.

And I’m still quite relevant. Every word I say gets measured, critiqued and heard – except by Arbitron and the local advertising agencies. You’re reading my words right now. So will everyone at CBS Radio.

And, you can certainly be the judge any time day or night from anywhere in the world on your mobile device.

Try my brand and try theirs.

I think the quality of the content speaks for itself.

I rest well every night knowing that we do Baltimore sports media better than anyone in the marketplace – now or ever.

And it shouldn’t shock you that the folks over at CBS Radio don’t like me one iota.

But I’ve been watching their increasingly weak act.

And the primary difference is that they base their content around listener outrage, low information conversation and “uncensored” radio. That, and lazy hosts.

This is a week when I’d love to point out the vast differences between a local guy from Dundalk who

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Seven Navy games to air on CBS Sports Network

Posted on 13 August 2014 by WNST Staff

CBS Sports Network will broadcast 66 college football games this year, and this year the schedule now includes games from The American Athletic Conference.

The schedule also includes games featuring Ohio State, Nebraska and Arizona State.

Here’s the entire broadcast schedule for the 2014 season:

8/28 – Tulane at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

8/29 – Bowling Green at WKU, 7:30 p.m.

8/30 – Ohio State vs. Navy in Baltimore, 12 p.m.

8/30 – Northern Arizona at San Diego State, 7 p.m.

8/30 – Washington at Hawaii, 10:30 p.m.

9/4 – Grand Valley at Azusa Pacific, 9 p.m.

9/6 – Buffalo at Army, 12 p.m.

9/6 – Maryland at USF, 3:30 p.m.

9/6 – Arizona State at New Mexico, 7 p.m.

9/6 – Oregon State at Hawaii, 10:30 p.m.

9/11 – Louisiana Tech at North Texas, 8 p.m.

9/13 – Ohio at Marshall, 12 p.m.

9/13 – N.C. State at USF, 3:30 p.m.

9/13 – Wake Forest at Utah State, 7 p.m.

9/13 – Nebraska at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m.

9/18 – Southeatern Oklahoma at Henderson State, 8 p.m.

9/20 – Rutgers at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

9/20 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

9/20 – Louisiana at Boise State, 10:30 p.m.

9/25 – Missouri Western at Lindenwood, 8 p.m.

9/27 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

9/27 – WKU at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

9/27 – Boise State at Air Force, 7 p.m.

9/27 – Nevada at San Jose State, 10:30 p.m.

10/2 – Benedict at Miles, 8 p.m.

10/3 – Lafayette at Fordham, 6:30 p.m.

10/3 – San Diego State at Fresno State, 10 p.m.

10/4 – Ball State at Army, 12 p.m.

10/4 – Navy at Air Force, 3:30 p.m.

10/4 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 7p.m.

10/4 – Boise State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m.

10/9 – Minnesota State at Winona State, 8 p.m.

10/10 – Fresno State at UNLV, 10 p.m.

10/11 – Rice at Army, 12 p.m.

10/11 – VMI at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

10/11 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 7 p.m.

10/11 – Colorado State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m.

10/16 – Colorado School of Mines at Fort Lewis, 8 p.m.

10/18 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 3:30 p.m.

10/18 – Utah State at Colorado State, 7 p.m.

10/18 – Hawaii at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.

10/25 – San Jose State at Navy, 1 p.m.

10/25 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 5 p.m.

10/30 – St. Joseph’s (IN) at University of Indianapolis, 8 p.m.

11/1 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

11/1 – BYU at Middle Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.

11/1 – Colorado State at San Jose State, 7 p.m.

11/1 – San Diego State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m.

11/7 – Fordham at Bucknell, 6:30 p.m.

11/8 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

11/8 – UConn vs. Army in Yankee Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

11/8 – Boise State at New Mexico, 7 p.m.

11/8 – San Jose State at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m.

11/13 – Southern Miss at UTSA, 8 p.m.

11/15 – Army at WKU, 12 p.m.

11/15 – Georgia Southern at Navy, 3:30 p.m.

11/15 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 8 p.m.

11/21 – Air Force at San Diego State, 9:30 p.m.

11/22 – Fordham at Army, 12 p.m.

11/22 – Lehigh vs. Lafayette in Yankee Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

11/22 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 8 p.m.

11/28 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

11/29 – Rice at Louisiana Tech, 12 p.m.

11/29 – San Jose State at San Diego State, 3:30 p.m.

12/6 – American Athletic Conference TBD, 12 p.m.

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CBS to air Navy/Notre Dame game in primetime

Posted on 24 July 2014 by WNST Staff

CBS Sports To Televise Navy-Notre Dame Game In Prime Time

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—CBS Sports announced today that the Navy-Notre Dame game will be televised nationally to a prime time audience with a scheduled 8 PM kickoff at FedExField in Landover, Md.

This is believed to be the first time a Navy football game has been televised live in prime time on an over-the-air network (ABC, NBC or CBS) and it is also believed to be the first night game in the 87-game history of the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country.

CBS will televise the Florida-Georgia game at 3:30 PM to serve as a lead-in to the Navy-Notre Dame game.

Last year, Notre Dame hung on for a 38-34 victory over Navy when the Irish stopped the Mids on a fourth-and-four play deep inside Notre Dame’s territory with 68 seconds remaining.

Tickets remain for the Navy-Notre Dame game as well as Navy-Ohio State and all five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  Click here to buy tickets online: http://www.navysports.com/tickets/navy-tickets-m-footbl.html

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Navy sells out ticket allotment for Army game

Posted on 04 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Sells Out Its Allotment For The 2014 Army-Navy Football Game

Tickets still remain for Ohio State, Notre Dame and five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The Naval Academy announced today that it has sold out its ticket allotment for the 2014 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium and will be televised nationally by CBS.

Navy fans still have seven other opportunities to watch Navy play including neutral site games against Ohio State (Saturday, August 30 in Baltimore) and Notre Dame (Saturday, Nov. 1 in Landover) and five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium including the home opener on Sept. 20 against Rutgers and Homecoming on Oct. 25 against San Jose State.

Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link: http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall.

Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp on Wednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.

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Navy basketball to host Michigan State for CBS Veterans Classic event

Posted on 09 June 2014 by WNST Staff

CBS Sports Network Partners with Navy to Create Annual College Basketball Event, “Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy”
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – CBS Sports Network and the Naval Academy have partnered to create a new college basketball event, VETERANS CLASSIC AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY, an annual showcase bringing together top teams from across the country in celebration of Veterans Day. The inaugural event tips-off on Friday, Nov. 14, and features Tennessee vs. VCU at 6:30 PM, ET, followed by Michigan State vs. Navy at 9:00 PM, ET. CBS Sports Network also will feature on-site pre-game, halftime and post-game studio coverage, live from Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Md.
The event will take place each year through 2017, with Navy hosting and participating, along with other top teams from across the country. The Veterans Classic officially tips off CBS Sports Network’s 2014 college basketball schedule.
The three participating schools will have the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of what life is like as a midshipman at the Naval Academy. From touring the `Yard,’ to watching noon meal formation and eating lunch with the Brigade at King Hall, the teams will be immersed in the culture and tradition of the Naval Academy. The event will include a number of other unique experiences, including military demonstrations and receptions.
“We are excited to collaborate with the Naval Academy to honor our veterans and celebrate the beginning of the college basketball season with this annual event,” said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. “With three 2014 NCAA Tournament teams, we look forward to tipping off the season with a great night of college basketball.”
“This should be a terrific event over the next four years featuring some of the best college basketball teams in the country,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “We are excited to be able to put on a first class event with our partners from CBS, while also honoring veterans from all the services. It will be an incredible opportunity for our basketball program to host some of the premier basketball programs in the country in Alumni Hall.”
CBS Sports Network will again feature an extensive college basketball schedule this year, including teams from the American Athletic Conference, BIG EAST, Mountain West, Atlantic 10, Conference USA and Patriot League, as well as a number of early season tournaments including the Paradise Jam, Cancun Challenge, Great Alaska Shootout and Corpus Christi Challenge.

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Maryland plays final regular season ACC game Sunday against Virginia

Posted on 08 March 2014 by WNST Staff

No. 5 Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC) at Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC)

Maryland plays its final ACC regular season game in history Sunday at noon as it takes on conference regular season champion No. 5 Virginia. It marks the Terps’ third game against a top-5 opponent in six games.

Watch: CBS – Marv Albert (Play-by-Play), Steve Kerr (Analyst)

Listen: Terrapin Sports Radio Network – Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams(Sideline); Sirius/XM 91

Fans are reminded to account for traffic when driving to the game, as the contest is a sellout!

Storylines

• The Terps have played the Cavaliers more than any school in their program’s history. Maryland is 106-74 in 180 meetings all-time against Virginia, including a formidable 63-24 home mark.

• Sophomore Jake Layman scored 13 points and junior Dez Wells added 11 as the Terps moved to 6-2 at home in ACC play with a 64-47 victory over Virginia Tech Tuesday. It was the first time Maryland has held an ACC opponent under 50 points since defeating Virginia, 66-42, on Jan. 27, 2011 at John Paul Jones Arena.

• Maryland was highly efficient offensively against the Hokies Tuesday, dishing 18 assists and totaling just five turnovers. It was the first time the Terps committed five turnovers or less in a game since Feb. 14, 1998 against top-ranked North Carolina.

• Former Maryland coaching greats Lefty Driesell (1969-86) and Gary Williams (1989-2011) will be in attendance at the game. Driesell totaled 348 victories at Maryland and is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, while Williams led Maryland to the 2002 national title and is a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

• Maryland legends Gary Williams, Lefty Driesell, Tom McMillen, Walt Williams and Juan Dixon will be signing autographs prior to the contest to commemorate the Terps’ final ACC game. Additionally, the first 12,000 fans will receive an ACC timeline poster, and fans can share their favorite ACC memories on an interactive wall.

Maryland Outpaces Virginia Tech, 64-47
Jake Layman came off the bench to score 13 points, and Maryland defeated Virginia Tech under a barrage of 3-pointers in a 64-47 Atlantic Coast Conference victory Tuesday night.
The Terrapins (16-14, 8-9) connected five times from beyond the arc in an 18-5 run that turned a 29-28 halftime deficit into a 12-point lead. If the teams don’t meet in the ACC tournament, Maryland will head to the Big Ten after this season with a five-game winning streak against the Hokies and a 32-10 lead in the series.
Dez Wells began the charge with a three-point play and Nick Faust added a 3-pointer. After Jarell Eddie made two free throws, Seth Allen popped a 3 before Joey van Zegeren scored on a follow — the Hokies’ lone basket in the first 7½ minutes of the second half.

Scouting Virginia
Virginia captured its first outright ACC regular season title since 1981 when it defeated No. 4 Syracuse, 75-56, on March 1. The Cavaliers have climbed to fifth in the Associated Press national poll – their highest ranking in over a decade.
The Cavaliers boast the nation’s best defense, holding opponents to a meager 54.8 points per game. Virginia defeated every ACC team by double-digits at home this season except for Maryland.
Freshman guard London Perrantes is an excellent ball-handler for Virginia, ranking eighth in the nation with a 3.68 assist-to-turnover ratio. Akil Mitchell is eighth in the ACC in rebounds (7.0/g).
Virginia has taken six straight games from Maryland — its longest win streak in the series. Maryland has had winning streaks of 11 straight games (1950-55) and 10 (1972-76).

Last Meeting
Joe Harris scored 19 points and No. 17 Virginia stretched its winning streak to eight games by beating Maryland 61-53 on Feb. 10.
Seth Allen scored 15 points and Dez Wells had 12 for Maryland (14-11, 6-6), which had won three of four at the time.
The play of the game came in the second half when Roddy Peters’ fast break layup was blocked by Justin Anderson with 10:45 remaining. Anderson quickly passed the ball to Harris, who pulled up for a transition 3-pointer to complete the 5-point swing. The basket gave the Cavaliers a 40-35 lead that led to a 9-0 run.

By the Numbers: Maryland in the ACC

  • 1953-54 – Maryland joins the ACC, winning its inaugural basketball game, 53-49, at South Carolina on Dec. 3, 1953
  • 3 – ACC Tournament titles (1958, 1984, 2004). The Terrapins shocked the conference in 2004, having entered the tournament with a 7-9 ACC record.
  • 5 – ACC regular season titles (1975, 1980, 1995, 2002, 2010)
  • 99 – All-ACC Selections, including five ACC POY’s (Albert King, Len Bias (2x), Juan Dixon and Greivis Vasquez)
  • 447 – Wins in ACC regular season play (447-435 overall record)
  • 25 – 20-win seasons during time in ACC, and 24 NCAA Tournament appearances

Pregame Activies/Giveaways Planned for Virginia Game
Maryland athletics has a wide array of pregame activities and giveaways planned for the final regular season ACC game in history against Virginia.
The first 12,000 fans in attendance will receive an incredible ACC commemorative timeline poster that captures the most memorable Terrapin moments over the last six decades. Additionally, the first 4,000 students will be given a free t-shirt courtesy of Force 3.
An autograph session featuring Maryland legends will take place on a first come, first serve basis until 11:30 a.m. Former coaching greats Gary Williams and Lefty Driesell, in addition to Tom McMillen, Walt Williams and Juan Dixon, are scheduled to appear. The autograph area will be held on the third level concourse behind section 207 and 208.
Fans will have the opportunity to take photographs with ACC championship trophies at the top of the escalator stairs on the third level concourse. Fans are also encouraged to recall their most fond ACC moments on the “My Favorite ACC Moment” interactive wall, located on the Gate A side of Heritage Hall.

Big Ten Announces 2014-15 Home/Away Opponents
Maryland’s home and away opponents for its inaugural men’s basketball season in the Big Ten Conference were announced Feb. 28.
The Terps have home dates against five teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2013: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Maryland will also host Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State and Rutgers.
Maryland will play five home-and-home series, featuring Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers. It will also face Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State and Purdue on the road.

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Former Ravens LB Scott added to CBS pregame show

Posted on 24 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Scott Expands Role at CBS to Provide Analysis Across Multiple Platforms Including CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and  SHOWTIME®

Bart Scott has been named studio analyst for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, elevating his role from last season where he was a studio analyst on CBS Sports Network’s weekly Sunday pre-game show THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS).  The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.

Scott will join James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and recently named Tony Gonzalezon THE NFL TODAY.

In addition to THE NFL TODAY, Scott will expand his role at CBS providing analysis across multiple platforms, contributing to INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME and appearing in weekly segments on TOPS.

“Bart joining THE NFL TODAY is a natural progression from his outstanding work during his first season on TOPS,” said McManus.  “Bart brings a dynamic personality and unique perspective as a recently retired player providing strong opinions on all the hot-button issues on a weekly basis.  We are confident he will continue to bring that perspective and those opinions to THE NFL TODAY.”

Scott joined CBS Sports in August 2013 serving as a studio analyst during the 2013 NFL season for CBS Sports Network’s Sunday football studio program, THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW.  Before joining CBS Sports, Scott’s NFL career spanned 11 years playing with the Baltimore Ravens (2002-08) and New York Jets (2009-12).  In 2006, he was a Pro Bowl selection and earned All Pro honors.

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Former Raven Sharpe out on CBS pregame show

Posted on 18 February 2014 by WNST Staff

TONY GONZALEZ JOINS CBS SPORTS AS NFL ANALYST

Gonzalez to Provide Analysis Across Multiple CBS Sports Platforms Including

THE NFL TODAY, INSIDE THE NFL and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez joins CBS Sports as an analyst for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, and will contribute across multiple CBS platforms including INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME and CBS Sports Network’s Sunday pre-game show, THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS). The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.

“Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective,” said McManus. “As a future Hall of Famer, we are excited for him to share his knowledge, experiences and opinions with our viewers. Tony was one of the most respected and hardworking players in the NFL and a tremendous teammate. We look forward to him bringing these attributes to CBS Sports.”

Tony will join James Brown, Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason on THE NFL TODAY.

“While we welcome Tony, we want to acknowledge Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe who have contributed greatly to the success of THE NFL TODAY for more than a decade,” added McManus. “Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. As they pursue other professional opportunities, we thank them for their hard work and dedication and wish them nothing but the best.”

Gonzalez’s NFL career spanned 17 years, 12 with Kansas City after being their first-round pick in 1997, and five with Atlanta before his retirement in 2013. He is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns (111) and yards (15,127) by a tight end. He also is the NFL’s all-time leader in consecutive starts (120) and Pro-Bowl appearances (14) by a tight end, and ranks second overall among all players in catches with 1,325.  Known for his strength and durability, Gonzalez missed only two games during his 17-year career.

Gonzalez attended University of California, where he played football and basketball and majored in Communications.  During his junior season he recorded 46 receptions for 699 yards and five touchdowns, earning him first-team All-Pac 10 and first-team All-America honors.  That year he also helped lead the California basketball team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, averaging 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds.

Gonzalez started his television career as host of the local television show, “Chiefs Locker Room,” and went on to appear on numerous national programs.  He also is an author, writing two books, and entrepreneur, developing multi-media programs that celebrate and advocate sports for children in an educational format.

Gonzalez’s philanthropic endeavors include a partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs, along with Shadow Buddies, an organization that provides emotional support through education regarding illness, disability or medical treatments. He is very active in health, wellness and fitness space. Tony is an investor and trainer in the fitness app FITSTAR and is on the board for Fusionetics which utilizes a state of the art, evidence-based sports science process to optimize human performance.

The Sporting News named Gonzalez the #1 NFL Good Guy in 2004.  Additionally, he won a Presidential Volunteer Award for his work on the “Books and Buddies” project, which sought to promote understanding between teenagers and seniors.

Tony and his wife, October, reside in his hometown of Huntington Beach, Calif. with their children.

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Four Ravens games among top 30 most viewed in NFL this season

Posted on 08 January 2014 by WNST Staff

NFL 2013 TV RECAP

205 MILLION FANS TUNED IN

34 of 35 MOST-WATCHED SHOWS THIS FALL

SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR: NFL GAME TV’S MOST WATCHED SHOW ALL
17 WEEKS

NFL GAME VIEWERSHIP NEARLY TRIPLES BROADCAST PRIMETIME

RECORD SEASON FOR NFL NETWORK

Football fans tuned into the 2013 NFL season in BIG numbers. According to The Nielsen Company, the 2013 regular season reached 205 million unique viewers, representing 81 percent of all television homes and 70 percent of potential viewers in the U.S.

For the season, NFL games rank as 34 of the top 35 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day. Following are the most-watched programs this fall:

Program Viewers
1. CBS Thanksgiving Day Game (Raiders-Cowboys), 11/28 31.7 million
2. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-49ers), 9/8 28.5 million
3. FOX Thanksgiving Day Game (Packers-Lions), 11/28 28.3 million
4. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Cowboys), 10/6 28.3 million
5. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chiefs), 12/1 28.1 million
6. FOX Sunday National (Cowboys-Giants), 11/24 27.9 million
7. FOX Sunday National (Packers-Cowboys), 12/15 27.8 million
8. FOX Sunday National (Seahawks-49ers), 12/8 27.6 million
9. NBC Sunday Night Football (Eagles-Cowboys), 12/29 27.4 million
10. FOX Sunday National (mostly Eagles-Broncos), 9/29 27.0 million
11. NBC Sunday Night Football (Chiefs-Broncos), 11/17 26.9 million
12. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Colts), 10/20 26.9 million
13. FOX Sunday National (mostly 49ers-Saints), 11/17 26.9 million
14. FOX Sunday National (mostly Saints-Patriots), 10/13 26.7 million
15. NBC Sunday Night Football (Broncos-Patriots), 11/24 26.5 million
16. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Giants), 9/15 26.4 million
17. FOX Sunday National (mostly Packers-Bears), 12/29 26.4 million
18. CBS Sunday National (mostly Colts-49ers), 9/22 25.6 million
19. FOX Sunday National (mostly Redskins-Broncos), 10/27 25.5 million
20. NBC Sunday Night Football (Giants-Cowboys), 9/8 25.4 million
21. CBS Sunday National (mostly Ravens-Steelers & Texans-Chiefs), 10/20 25.3 million
22. NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, 11/28 25.2 million
23. NBC Thursday Night Kickoff Game (Ravens-Broncos), 9/5 25.1 million
24. CBS Sunday National (mostly Patriots-Ravens), 12/22 24.2 million
25. CBS Sunday National (mostly Broncos-Chargers), 11/10 24.1 million
26. CBS Sunday National (mostly Steelers-Patriots), 11/3 24.0 million
27. NBC Sunday Night Football (Redskins-Cowboys), 10/13 22.1 million
28. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Redskins-Packers & Saints-Buccaneers), 9/15 21.9 million
29. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Saints-Panthers & Giants-Lions), 12/22 21.9 million
30. NBC Thanksgiving Night Game (Steelers-Ravens), 11/28 21.1 million
31. NBC Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Saints), 11/10 21.1 million
32. FOX Sunday Single (mostly Packers-Bengals, Giants-Panthers & Rams-Cowboys), 9/22 20.9 million
33. NBC Sunday Night Football (49ers-Seahawks), 9/15 20.5 million
34. NBC Sunday Night Football (Bears-Steelers), 9/22 20.5 million
35. NBC Sunday Night Football (Patriots-Falcons), 9/29 20.5 million

 

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Army/Navy game draws highest ratings since 1999

Posted on 16 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Army-Navy Game Draws Highest Rating In 14 Years; Game To Re-Air Tonight At 8 PM On CBS Sports Network

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The CBS Sports broadcast of the 114th Army-Navy game on Saturday earned an average overnight household rating/share in the metered markets of 4.2/9, which ties for the highest rating for the game since 1999.

CBS Sports Network will re-air the game tonight at 8 PM. Navy defeated Army for a record 12th-consecutive time, 34-7, to improve to 8-4 on the year and won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons.

Navy will play in the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30 against Middle Tennessee State (8-4) at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.  Tickets are on sale now at: http://bit.ly/1gCmTns

If you can’t attend the game, please consider donating tickets for Midshipmen or enlisted personnel to attend the game for free.  The donation is 100% tax deductible and if you donate tickets you will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes such as four tickets to the 2014 Army-Navy game, four tickets to the 2014 Navy-Ohio State game, four tickets to the 2014 Navy-Notre Dame game, Four Navy Football 2014 Season Tickets for the five Annapolis games, an authentic 2013 Army-Navy Game football jersey, an authentic 2013 Navy regular season football jersey, an authentic 2013 Navy regular season football helmet and an official 2013 Army-Navy football used game ball.  For every ticket you donate you have a chance to win so if you donate four tickets you have four chances to win.  To donate tickets go to: http://bit.ly/1gCmTns

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